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How to Fire Someone (A 2-Part Podcast)

Jul 15, 2019 | 19m

You may have done everything right during the hiring process, but sometimes you’ll still end up with a bad hire. While firing can be uncomfortable, it’s vital to protect your company's culture and bottom line. Steve Melhuish helps you through this process by highlighting what to think about before making the decision, how you can show respect during the process, and even what you can be saying during the conversation.

Gain Actionable Insights Into:

Episode 1 - Thinking About Firing Someone:

  • How you can know if firing is the best course of action in a situation
  • What Steve did when he realised, almost immediately after hiring someone, that it was a bad choice
  • The impact to the company if you choose to keep an individual who isn't a good fit for the role or company

Episode 2 - The Nitty Gritty:

  • How you can go about opening the conversation and what you should do if they get angry or upset
  • Communicating it to the rest of the team and ensuring minimal disruption
  • Whether you should bother doing an exit interview

Hosted by Pippa Woodhead


Steve Melhuish

Co-Founder & Board Director

PropertyGuru Group



Managing Performance Hiring & Firing